Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Twichell Auditorium

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Institution Name: Converse College
Original/Historic Place Name: The Converse College Auditorium
Location on Campus: front campus, right of Wilson Hall
Date(s) of Construction:
1898-1899original construction Hook, C. C.
1908auditorium enlarged
1957interior renovation
1987-1989interior reconstruction
Designer: C. C. Hook (Charlotte, NC)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Romanesque revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick
Roof: rubber membrane; tar and gravel
1899-present (2006)auditorium

Twichell Auditorium was built in 1898-1899 following the design of Charles C. Hook. It is a two-story, arched brick building that is connected by a one-story bridge to the east wing of Wilson Hall.


Eaddy, Mary Ann. Converse College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1975.

Kibler, Lillian Adele. The History of Converse College. Spartanburg, SC: Converse College, 1973.

Willis, Jeffrey R. Converse College: A Pictorial History. Spartanburg, SC: Converse College, 2001.


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